Mating has started again with 6 cows chosen for AI this year. After speaking to the AI Technician who has suggested not to syncronising them as they are more likely to "take" if cycling naturally I am waiting for them to cycle....Why is it when you are waiting (eagerly) things seem to take forever?
Cat's Whiskers & Harmony have been sold and last week went to their new home. I will miss them I think as much as their new "mum & dad" are going to enjoy them. Heart's Desire is going to her new home next week. Desire is another beautiful heifer I will miss.
I had the HFAA Classifier here yesterday with some very pleasing results. I had 5 girls classified for the first time and 5 reclassified including Envoy. Esprit classified GP 84, Gypsy Lass GP 84, Gazelle GP 83, Garnet GP 82, Geraldine GP 82. Reclassified where Briar Rose VG 87, Chautie VG 87, Finesse GP 84, Faline GP 84 & Envoy VG 88. Scores for Dual Purpose Character they scored an average of 89.9 well above the Breed Average of 83.2!!! I am going to sit down and analyse my results further and compare them to previous classifications. I will let you know my findings. I have put together a slideshow of the classified cattle. Enjoy.
I will try not leaving it another 3 months until my next Blog.